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Why I prefer the iPhone 6 over the 6 Plus: because the Plus can’t replace the … – CNET


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Why I prefer the iPhone 6 over the 6 Plus: because the Plus can't replace the
CNET
Living with the iPhone 6, Part 2: Scott tries out the 6 Plus versus the 6 and finds that neither one really steps up to match the iPad right now, and a big reason has to do with apps. by Scott Stein · @jetscott; 19 September 2014 7:56 pm BST. comments. 0.
Apple iCloud Drive now available on Microsoft WindowsThe Westside Story
5 Celebrity Uses for New iOS8 FeaturesHuffington Post
'Mother of all upgrades:' From iPhone 3G (iOS 4) to iPhone 6 (iOS 8)BGR
Design & Trend -610kvnu -NEWS.GNOM.ES
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:46 pm

GM to build big, new Caddy at Hamtramck – USA TODAY


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GM to build big, new Caddy at Hamtramck
USA TODAY
General Motors said Friday it will build a planned top-of-the-line Cadillac at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Production of the as-yet unnamed large Cadillac is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. The addition of the new Cadillac is part of a previously …
Cadillac to Launch Posh New Sedan in 2015NBCNews.com
GM Plans High-End Cadillac for 2015Auto World News
New Cadillac Flagship to Launch in Early 2015, Will Enter Production in Q4 2015Rush Times
Businessweek -Los Angeles Times -CarBuzz – Car News and Reviews
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:39 pm

How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It’s way more than $199) – ZDNet


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How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)
ZDNet
Apple says the price of the iPhone 6 is either $199, $299, or $399. It's right there on their website. apple-iphone-6-pricing-large. These numbers do not accurately represent the price you will pay for an iPhone 6 on a two-year contract. What's worse is that …
Crowds Worldwide Line Up For Apple's iPhone 6NBCNews.com
Register man goes from back to front of iPHONE 6 queue in 60 SECONDSRegister
is keeping an eye on the iPhone 6 lines around the world.Newsday
Kansas City Star -CNET -Macworld
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:32 pm

FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules – PCWorld


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FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules
PCWorld
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates …
Wheeler: Look Past Talking Points On Net NeutralityMultichannel News
Will the Swiss net stay neutral after Netflix?swissinfo.ch
Netflix Leads The Battle For Net NeutralityBidness ETC
Blog for Iowa (blog) -NBCNews.com -PR Newswire (press release)
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:31 pm

NASA Keeping Close Eye on Arctic Climate – Yahoo News

NASA Keeping Close Eye on Arctic Climate
Yahoo News
Scientists from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, survey Alaska glaciers in a DHC-3 Otter aircraft as part of NASA's Operation IceBridge. A speedy trip across Alaska's vast, roadless tundra and tall mountains requires travel by air. The state has more private …

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:56 pm

Apple Pay’s growth curve: The ramp will take time – ZDNet


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Apple Pay's growth curve: The ramp will take time
ZDNet
With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reaching tech buyers Friday, what could be one of Apple's most lucrative services — Apple Pay — makes a debut. Related: Apple Pay: Really a PayPal killer? | If Apple can't stream a live event, is there really an enterprise …
Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing outBaltimore Sun
iPhone 6: This might be Apple's smartest marketing trick for selling even more unitsBGR
Why is McDonald's giving away 'apple products' outside of Apple stores?Tech Times
UPI.com -TechnologyTell
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:47 pm

Climate change march planned – Lincoln Journal Star


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Climate change march planned
Lincoln Journal Star
In conjunction with the People's Climate March planned for Sunday in New York City, supporters of policy action on climate change will rally in Lincoln, also on Sunday. Similar solidarity marches and events are planned across the country ahead of a Tuesday …
Too many platforms create confusion: Prakash JavadekarBusiness Standard
Will Canada Stand Against Climate Change?PlanetSave.com
Another view: The Peoples Climate March and International Day of PeaceTroy Record
News & Observer -Discovery News -Justmeans (blog)
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:29 pm

Lightweight Suit Gives Astronauts More Freedom to Move – Headlines & Global News

Lightweight Suit Gives Astronauts More Freedom to Move
Headlines & Global News
Researchers at MIT are developing lightweight, skintight suits to replace the bulky, over-sized suits worn by astronauts. (Photo : Creative Commons). Researchers at MIT are developing lightweight, skintight suits to replace the bulky, over-sized suits worn by …

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:06 pm

Nearly 600 Years of Tree Rings Show Altered Ocean Habitat – Discovery News

Nearly 600 Years of Tree Rings Show Altered Ocean Habitat
Discovery News
Chimps are smart, right? Pretty darn smart! But how come we can do the speaking thing and they can't? As ever, genes are at play in this special talent, and Tara explains what we have that chimps don't. Read More » · Dinosaurs · Endangered Species …

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 1:38 pm

Gold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market – Bloomberg


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Gold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market
Bloomberg
Liu Min stands a few feet from an Apple Inc. (AAPL) store in Beijing hawking something that can't be bought inside: the new iPhone 6. While the device debuted today in the U.S., Hong Kong, Japan and Australia, there is no release date set for the world's …
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review: Big vs. Extremely BigBusinessweek
Apple's iPhone 6 still one license away from elusive China launchReuters

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 1:18 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Alibaba surges on massive demand in trading debut

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba is joined by Alibaba executivesBy Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history and profit from China's growing middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the company, founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999, which now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China. …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:09 pm

With co-CEOs, Oracle sets challenging course

Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – By promoting its two presidents to serve as co-chief executives instead of founder and CEO Larry Ellison, database-and-software behemoth Oracle is setting itself a course that has confounded other big companies. The move seemingly marries the product oversight of Mark Hurd, former chief executive of Hewlett Packard, with the legal and financial expertise of Safra Catz, a 15-year Oracle veteran. …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:04 pm

U.S. judge awards $40.7 million in SEC case over bitcoin Ponzi scheme

The logo of Bitcoin (virtual currency) is pictured on a door in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in ParisBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Texas ordered Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its owner to pay a combined $40.7 million after the Securities and Exchange Commission established that the company, which sold investments using the virtual currency, was a Ponzi scheme. In a decision dated Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant said Trendon Shavers "knowingly and intentionally" operated his company "as a sham and a Ponzi scheme," misleading investors about the use of their bitcoin, how he would generate promised returns and the safety of their investments. …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:01 pm

Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Service, introduces Apple Pay during an Apple event at the Flint Center in CupertinoBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) – In the hype-fueled technology industry, "revolutionary" is a word in danger of losing its meaning. But Apple Inc's new mobile payments system – unveiled just ten days ago – is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial industry and signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives. Its secret? Apple Pay preserves many existing relationships while inserting a new dominant player – itself – as kingmaker. Its potential audience? The 800 million Apple users who have already connected credit and debit cards to iTunes accounts. …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:45 pm

Retail investors rush to buy Alibaba IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (C) applauds at the New York Stock Exchange before his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New YorkBy Jessica Toonkel (Reuters) – The biggest initial public offering of all time appears to have finally gotten U.S. retail investors' attention. Two weeks ago, brokerage firms and financial advisers were hearing practically nothing from clients about Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which went public Friday. But today, investors at TD Ameritrade and Fidelity Investments rushed to place orders for shares of the Chinese e-commerce provider, which is a juggernaut in China and has higher sales figures than both Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc combined. …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:55 pm

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

Michele Mattana of Sardinia, Italy, poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New YorkBy Sam Adams and Rory Carroll NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones. Even the night before the phones' Friday debut, nearly 70 people were waiting in line in front of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco. …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:22 pm

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:42 pm

‘Tusk’ review: Kevin Smith turns a weird podcast into an even weirder movie

'Tusk' review: Kevin Smith turns a weird podcast into an even weirder movie"Twitter gives up gifts all the time. In June 2013, around 11 minutes into his weekly podcast, director Kevin Smith introduced a strange story that he'd come across on Twitter. Smith and his co-host bantered back and forth about this absurd listing, spinning it out into an even stranger tale of their own.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:37 pm

Can this big red button really do it all?

Can this big red button really do it all?A new Indiegogo campaign promises that you'll be able to do everything from starting the coffee maker to ordering pizza with the click of one big button.>

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:35 pm

Some consumers say Apple is losing its ‘cool’ factor

People try out the newly released iPhone 6 at the Apple store in BerlinBy Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Holly Riggle, a 29-year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday. But Riggle is sticking to her Android smartphone, calling Apple less ”original” than it was under former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs. She is one of the 16 percent of respondents in a Reuters/Ipsos poll who said Apple had become somewhat or much less cool in the last two years. …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:24 pm